Samsung HW-Q70R soundbar review: This easy-to-install soundbar delivers Dolby Atmos and DTS:X

If you want to bring rich, detailed, and immersive sound into your living room with a minimum of components and fuss, Samsung’s HW-Q70R soundbar should be near the top of your shopping list. At $700, the HW-Q70R is as pricey as some higher-end soundbars we’ve reviewed, but given that Samsung’s …

Samsung RU8000 4K UHD TV review: A good-enough smart TV, but not one that’s keeping up with the times

Samsung’s $800, 55-inch RU8000 is a good 4K UHD TV. It has a thin design, a top-notch user interface, and a classy remote. Two years ago, it would’ve ruled the lower mid-range category. In 2019, its image looks flat when compared to such lower-priced TVs as the recently reviewed Hisense …

Samsung’s money makers under threat as Japan implements sanctions

Much has been made of Huawei’s ongoing troubles with the United States but it seems now that Samsung has something to worry about too. It’s not under threat from the United States but a deepening row between South Korea and Japan could have a negative impact on the two divisions …

Judges named the best high-end TV at the Value Electronics TV Shootout during CE Week 2019

As we have come to expect, the picture quality of flat-panel TVs improves with each generation, while their performance differences diminish. This was clearly demonstrated at the 2019 Value Electronics TV Shootout, held June 12 during CE Week, a mid-year gathering of consumer-electronics companies and professionals held at the Javits …

No, your smart TV isn’t catching viruses

Earlier this week, a Twitter post by Samsung became fodder for the internet outrage machine by suggesting that users should periodically run a virus scan on their smart TVs. “Prevent malicious software attacks on your TV by scanning for viruses on your TV every few weeks,” Samsung’s support account wrote, …

Samsung Q900 smart TV review: This 8K TV will make you forget all about 4K

Now that I’ve seen Samsung’s 8K UHD Q900—the company’s best TV to date—I’m truly regret that the industry didn’t just skip over the 4K generation (2160p) and jump straight from HD (1080p) to 8K (4320p). It’s not that the best 4K TVs look bad, it’s just that 8K gets darn …

Treat your eyes to a 55-inch, 4K HDR Samsung smart TV for under $400

It’s almost Memorial Day and there are some interesting sales popping up. Walmart is currently discounting Samsung electronics, and we spotted a great deal on a 2018 Samsung 55-inch 4K HDR smart TV for $398Remove non-product link. The lowest price we’ve ever seen for the UN55NU6900 on Amazon was $447, …

Macworld reader hot takes on the iPhone SE, the Apple TV app, and more

We’re doing a special edition of the show where we feature your hot takes from the Macworld social media feeds. The hot takes are your reactions to Macworld stories and other happenings in the world of Apple. We’ll share what you wrote, and Leif and I will offer our thoughts. …

Apple TV app arrives on Samsung Smart TVs as Apple expands its services push

As promised back in January, Samsung has announced that beginning on Monday all 2019 Smart TVs and select 2018 models will receive a firmware update that brings Apple TV to its library of apps. That means you won’t need an Apple TV or a complicated workaround to watch iTunes shows …

Samsung’s fast, spacious 512GB Evo Select microSD card gets a gargantuan 50% discount

Running out of space on your phone, camera, Nintendo Switch, or laptop can be annoying, but fortunately, portable storage prices just keep on plummeting. Today, you can grab a 512GB Samsung Evo Select microSDXC card for $100 on Amazon, a massive drop from its $200 list price. Even on sale, …